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1 review »Here's an EP by Trans, a quartet of cis white males from London, it's the second in a colour-coded trilogy in which the first was red, kind of like the Kieslowsky films but not quite as long. They're doing a slightly arty indie pop thing. The first track is cheeky but anonymous, somewhat unimaginitive but rescued by a nice meaty hook.   Things get better after this though. I'm particularly ... »

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  • RTRADST713 / Green coloured vinyl 12" EP on Rough Trade
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7/10 Mike Staff review, 20 March 2014
Here's an EP by Trans, a quartet of cis white males from London, it's the second in a colour-coded trilogy in which the first was red, kind of like the Kieslowsky films but not quite as long. They're doing a slightly arty indie pop thing. The first track is cheeky but anonymous, somewhat unimaginitive but rescued by a nice meaty hook.   Things get better after this though. I'm particularly liking second track 'The Prince' where everything drops down to just a basic snare beat and the guitarist slowly and deliberately dragging his pick along his strings, yes the art-punk glasses are definitely on here. They're digging in and jamming it out in patient, angular strokes, there's a heavy, piercing one-note guitar solo.   'Lights' then chugs along in a way that reminds me of Cinerama or latter-era Wedding Present. I'm not getting along with this singer's voice, it's quite Landaaahn like early Lets Wrestle and it's quite high in the mix so it's very hard to tune out, but the chuggy backing is good. It even gets quite krauty towards the end and there's some fun dual guitar action.   I'm already fast-forwarding through the bits with singing though. I have found this hit-and-miss, cheeky chappie indie rock with the occasional satisfying art-rock diversion.

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